Highways laboratory

Our independent testing laboratory at Micheldever in Hampshire provides accurate and prompt testing of construction materials and workmanship for local authorities and private sector clients.

We have been providing on-site and lab-based conformance testing for highway and bridge construction materials and workmanship for over 50 years. We lead on investigating and approving the use of new and innovative materials with an emphasis on sustainability and the reduction of carbon footprints.

Accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) we check compliance against appropriate specifications and British and European standards. We ensure that materials used will not put public safety at risk, while meeting other criteria such as durability and value for money.

Book and view prices for materials testing

Technician attendance for material sampling
and site testing

£54.00 per hour

Determination of Binder Content and grading

£57.00 per sample

Concrete Cube Compression Strength

£32.00 per set of 4

Aggregate gradings

£57 per grading

We have experience of a wide variety of projects including;

  • Lab-based testing of aggregates, bituminous mixtures, concrete and soils for civil engineering purposes
  • On-site sampling and testing of aggregates, bituminous mixtures, fresh concrete and road pavement surfaces
  • Detailed examination of material properties such as density, particle distribution, moisture content and void content
  • Measurement of performance criteria such as surface slip, skid resistance, durability, noise levels and road marking performance
  • Cost effective solutions
  • Production of factual written reports.
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